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VIDEO: Peruvian prison bank run by inmates

BBC - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 20:55
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.

Coastal clean-up

Stabroek - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 20:42
Prime Minister Sam Hinds (centre) and Minister of Natural Resources Robert Persaud (left) taking part in international coastal clean-up activities today. (Ministry of Natural Resources photo)

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International coastal clean-up

Stabroek - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 20:38
The initial International Coastal Clean-Up was conducted in Georgetown, in September, 2005, attracting some seventy participants. Since then, participation in the activity has grown gradually to an...

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Sophia Loren, Italy’s national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

Stabroek - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 20:27
ROME, (Reuters) – Sophia Loren, Italy’s national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her...

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Sport news in brief

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:52
Joost Luiten takes the lead in Wales Open
Britons win bronze in world sailing championships

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands has put himself in pole position to make up for the disappointment of missing out on the Ryder Cup by taking the lead in the Wales Open. Luiten, who was considered for a wild card by Europes captain, Paul McGinley, made a thirdround 65 at Celtic Manor to turn a one-shot deficit into a two-shot lead over Irelands Shane Lowry.

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From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

BBC - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:19
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

Batavia Bridge completed

Stabroek - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:06
Residents of Batavia, Region Seven have welcomed the completion of a new 100- foot wooden bridge constructed at the northern end of Arian Island at the cost of $1.8M, which was made available by the...

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Getting a driving licence without a test

BBC - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:03
How I got my driving licence without taking a test

What next for Pardew and Newcastle?

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:49
Unhappy fans, a battling performance, a bullish manager and an unpopular owner – life is never straightforward for Newcastle.

George Groves bounces back with points win over Christopher Rebrasse

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:35
Groves gets verdict over Frenchman to win European crown
Londoner could now have shot at WBC world title

George Groves made a winning return in his first fight since losing to Carl Froch in May by outpointing the Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley Arena. The unanimous verdict gave Groves Rebrasses European super middleweight crown and the vacant WBC silver title.

The fight also doubled as a final eliminator for the WBC world title, which means Groves could now face Anthony Dirrell for a shot at the undefeated Americans belt.

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Postel/Stevedore Housing Scheme cleaning up

Stabroek - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:34
Under the Government of Guyana “Clean-Up My Country” Programme, Postel/Stevedore Housing Scheme has commenced its community cleanup activities, and already there is vast improvement in the appearance...

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Kid Galahad dominates IBF youth bout

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:26
Kid Galahad dominates his IBF youth world featherweight championship contest, beating Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos on points.

GB's Franklin wins silver at Worlds

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:24
Mallory Franklin wins C1 silver at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Maryland, while GB also collect team medals.

Dominant Groves wins European title

BBC Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:12
George Groves beats France's Christopher Rebrasse by unanimous decision to win the European super-middleweight title.

Ryder Cup: the tantrums and set-tos that helped define the rivalry

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:11

From the war on the shore to Ian Poulters cheeky goading, the Ryder Cup hasnt always been played in the best of spirits

The 1957 Ryder Cup at Lindrick GC in Rotherham was somewhat ahead of its time in showcasing some of the contests less amicable elements. The United States player Terrible Tommy Bolt had already described the home crowds as the worst I have ever seen in my life when he came up against Scotlands Eric Brown (more of him later) in a bad-tempered singles match. Bolts mood was not helped by his 4&3 defeat, after which he said to his opponent: I guess you won, but I did not enjoy it one bit.

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Bahamas tightens up on work permits

Stabroek - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:03
The government of The Bahamas has announced a measure aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the country and said it was considering additional restrictions, according to the Associated...

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Gleneagles guide: Ryder Cup scoring system, personnel and the course

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:01
Matchplay is vastly different to strokeplay; the captains and vice-captains play key roles; the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles will have no shortage of rough edges

Matchplay golf means each hole is won, halved or lost; cumulative strokes over the entire round (as in, say, the Open) count for nothing. A half-point is awarded when a match is drawn, and the ampersand is employed for a win. If a player is 7&6 he is seven holes up with six left to play.

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Paul McGinley a portrait of calm as he prepares for life after Ryder Cup | Ewan Murray

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:00
When the 40th playing of this famous trophy is over, Europes captain will have little trouble in reverting to normality
Paul McGinley: I knew the players wanted me as captain

If the dream of captaining Europe to Ryder Cup victory over the USA really has consumed Paul McGinleys life, he does a fine job of hiding as much. No conversation with those who have observed McGinleys captaincy at close quarters, or who know the man well, is complete without a nod to the intensity of the Irishmans work. A danger lies therein; that McGinley may over-complicate the challenge in front of him.

At Celtic Manor this week, McGinley was a portrait of calm. Those aspects of his life that existed long before he was chosen as the European leader for Gleneagles and will remain once the Ryder Cup dust has settled have not been disregarded totally. Far from it. So how has McGinley been sleeping? Great, no problems, he says. All things are in place and all Im doing at the moment is keeping in contact with the players.

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Ryder Cup 2014: Martin Kaymer ready to follow up his Medinah miracle

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:00
German who holed the putt that gave Europe victory against the US two years ago is grateful to be able to talk about it
Martin Kaymer seals Europe comeback to retain trophy
Kaymer dominates US Open 2014
Kaymer wins Players Championship

The moment captivated millions, worldwide. A Glaswegian caddie, Craig Connelly, thought of football in an effort to calm his anxiety. Germans never miss in penalty shootouts, he told himself. Do they? Connellys boss, Martin Kaymer, duly converted from 6ft on the 18th green. Europes miraculous Ryder Cup comeback on the outskirts of Chicago was complete. The biennial meeting with the United States was hardly insignificant to Kaymer before, but it was now bound to resonate even deeper.

The putt comes up immediately and it will do so for the rest of my life, says Kaymer when asked of Medinah memories. Standing there, I remember it was all quite clear. I had made many of those putts in the past. In tournaments and in practice. I just knew I had to make it. There was nothing else in that moment.

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Ryder Cup 2014: Martin Kaymer ready to follow up his Medinah miracle

Guardian Sport - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:00
German who holed the putt that gave Europe victory against the US two years ago is grateful to be able to talk about it
Martin Kaymer seals Europe comeback to retain trophy
Kaymer dominates US Open 2014
Kaymer wins Players Championship

The moment captivated millions, worldwide. A Glaswegian caddie, Craig Connelly, thought of football in an effort to calm his anxiety. Germans never miss in penalty shootouts, he told himself. Do they? Connellys boss, Martin Kaymer, duly converted from 6ft on the 18th green. Europes miraculous Ryder Cup comeback on the outskirts of Chicago was complete. The biennial meeting with the United States was hardly insignificant to Kaymer before, but it was now bound to resonate even deeper.

The putt comes up immediately and it will do so for the rest of my life, says Kaymer when asked of Medinah memories. Standing there, I remember it was all quite clear. I had made many of those putts in the past. In tournaments and in practice. I just knew I had to make it. There was nothing else in that moment.

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